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    Meja is offline Member
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    Dyson it out

    It's too late to dyson it(=baby) out of her.

    What could we use to replace the underlined word in this sentence and get exactly the same meaning?

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    Re: Dyson it out

    That's a very unattractive metaphor. I assume the expression relates to Dyson-brand vacuum cleaners and the idea that pregnancy termination involves removing the fetus through suction, so vacuum it out would probably express the same idea.
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    Re: Dyson it out

    One of my daughters in an obstetrician, so I can bring a little technical expertise to this discssion.

    Vacuum is commonly used these days to help in difficult deliveries. It is considered superior to caesarian section because it is less invasive and risky, obviously. According to my source, vacuum is now considered superior to the use of forceps too, but only because today's residents are not motivated to learn the use of forceps. We suspect this is because US health insurance systems pay much better for caesarian than for forceps delivery.

    The use of the brand name Dyson, a manufacturer of home vacuum cleaners, remains a small mystery to me.

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